By Fredrica Syren
In this family we’re very passionate about any marine wildlife, but dolphins are have a special place in our hearts. When we heard about the mass death of dolphins in Peru we have continued to follow the story. Unfortunately, it seems it’s still a mystery what killed these beautiful creatures. Whenever there is a mass death of any wildlife we should be very concerned and act on it. It is very important to figure out why, so we can prevent more death.
The death of nearly 900 dolphins and porpoises along the coast of Peru remain unsolved after a final report by the Sea Institute ruled out viral and bacterial, human intervention, pesticides and heavy metals as a cause of death. The first was discovered was on February 7 and was up of these beautiful animals continued until mid April. Throughout that time the Peruvian scientists have been searching for a cause and environmentalists have been raising questions about the government’s ability to protect the Pacific nation’s marine life. This area of marine wildlife is among the world’s most abundant thanks to the Humboldt current that hugs most of its 1,500-mile (2,400-kilometer) coast.
The Peruvian environmental group Orca, which first alerted the public to the deaths, insists that seismic testing used in oil exploration was likely the cause.